Spring Ozone Hole detected on 2020-04-04

In the news today in Finland is told that a Spring ozone hole similar to that usual over Antarctica has been detected today for the first time over the Arctic. Data is from sounding in the north of Finland. News says: 90% of stratospheric ozone reduction at an altitude of 18 km. Current ozone column of 271 DU compared to the usual 416 DU at this location and time of the year. I found the news only in Finnish, published a bit over an hour ago. Anyway, current UV-Index and 2-days forecast is available at https://en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/uv-index. This page covers the whole planet and has links to detailed maps for different regions.    

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The meeting in Kiel is postponed

The meeting in Kiel is postponed !!!


Dear UV4Plants community,

Please note that the meeting in Kiel will not take place in April but is postponed until autumn. Please find the letter from the Managing Committee regarding the details about this postponement here.

We will inform you as soon as we have detailed information on rescheduling.

With best regards,

The local organizers, Frauke Pescheck and Wolfgang Bilger

UV4Plants Bursaries to attend the 3rd Network Meeting

UV4Plants Bursaries UV4Plants is offering 2 bursaries of 300 Euros each to early stage researchers (PhD students and postdocs up to 8 years after their PhD) who will attend the 3rd Network Meeting of the UV4Plants Association (1-3 April 2020 in Kiel, Germany) and give an oral or poster presentation. Only members of UV4plants are eligible. Bursary holders will be expected to write a short article about their attendance at the conference for the UV4plants Bulletin. The bursaries are paid to successful applicants after the network meeting, when the condition of attendance, presentation and short article for the UV4plants Bulletin has been fulfilled. The article for the UV4plants Bulletin needs to be submitted through the OJS submission system. Applications, including the submitted abstract and a statement (max 200 words) explaining why the applicant merits award of the bursary should be sent to secretary@uv4plants.org by 5 March 2020.  

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3rd UV4Plants Network Meeting, Kiel 2020 (approaching fast)


Organizers: Wolfgang Bilger and Frauke Pescheck
Location: Kiel, Germany

Training School: Mon 30 and Tu 31 March (teachers and participants arrive on Sunday 29th).
Conference: Welcome on the evening of Tuesday 31 March (delegates arrive during the day) with the conference sessions starting on Wed 1 April and ending on Friday 3 April, so people can travel home either Friday evening or Saturday.
Information on registration and abstract submissions: see conference page. More information can be also found in the circular.

We have a flyer for printing and posting on notice boards (please, help us advertise this event!).